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France
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 Posted 07/23/2011  09:03 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add redwine to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Could anyone help identify this. Many thanks :)
Diameter approx 19mm





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Canada
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 Posted 07/24/2011  6:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Apollo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is an Edward I penny (also called a sterling) made out of silver, its weight is 1.42g and was made from 1272-1307 AD but there is something wrong with because on the back the cross ,12 dots ,the inner circle and writing are supposed to be sticking outward not inward.Here is a photo:





A coin of this quality is around 150 $ though the back error may either be a mintage error or signs of reproduction. Mintage error could augment the price, reproduction could lower it.
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 Posted 07/24/2011  11:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The dots are raised, not lowered - that's just an optical illusion, caused by light from the scanner coming from the opposite direction. Just like the apparent doubling is no doubt also caused by the scanner.

I always find classifying the numerous varieties of Edward I pennies tricky. The one 10xloupe linked to is a different variety, because on there the letter "N" is always backwards. I looked this one up last night but had trouble pinning it down to a specific class.
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France
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 Posted 07/25/2011  03:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks guys for looking into this.
Tricky is the right word! And yes the scanner is to blame :(

This is what I can make out.

EDW? ANGL DNS HYB
CIVITAS LONDON

Trifoliate Crown - I think.

Which points to Edward I.
But which class?

Double Chin! And V shaped drapery

Hopefully this piccy will help

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United States
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 Posted 08/06/2011  8:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add swish513 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
the obverse legend reads edw r' angl dns hyb.

i think yours is class 3g.
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 Posted 08/11/2011  3:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks Swish.
I shall consult my manual.........
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Australia
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 Posted 08/14/2011  01:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know why it is with English hammered pennies of this period. About 10% of the pictures I see of these coins I perceive them incuse, not relief. The easiest way I have of curing this problem is to turn the picture upside down, hard to do with a computer screen!
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